Biochemistry Department

Graduate Activities

BMB Mini-Graduate Student Association

The purpose of the Graduate Student Association is to provide a direct line of communication between students and faculty with regard to determining educational policies, carrying out new faculty searches, and organizing Program conferences as well as social activities. The potential opportunity to contribute to the function of the Graduate Program is an important part of graduate education and contributes to the sense of community, which characterizes the Program. The Graduate Student Advisory Committee consists of four to five members selected annually from the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology graduate student body.

Biochemistry Graduate Student Association Members for the 2016-2017 Academic Year:

  • President: Amanda Foner
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs: Carlos Rodriguez
  • Vice President of Social Affairs: Pablo Martinez
  • Secretary: Jenny Mac
  • Treasurer: Dylan Riggs

Annual Student Research Symposium

Each year, the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Program sponsors a 1-day research conference.  The conference is an opportunity for Ph.D. students, postdoctoral researchers and faculty to present a talk or poster describing their research.

Adam Conn and Tiffany Baiocchi
Graduate Students Adam Conn and Tiffany Baiocchi

Dr. Daniel Herschlag
Dr. Daniel Herschlag of Stanford Medical School presents a lecture on "RNA World"

Happy Table
Happy graduate students eating and discussing science
Sarah Radi and Dr. Sean O'Leary
Graduate Student Sarah Radi explains her research to Dr. Sean O'Leary
Staff and students discuss graduate research projects
Tynan Young and Gabriela Sanchez
Graduate Student Tynan Young demonstrates his research to undergraduate Gabriela Sanchez
Dr. Hille Presents an Award
Dr. Russ Hille presents the Wedding Award
Matt Harter
Wedding Award Winner: Matt Harter
Judges pose with the poster and presentation winners. From left to right: Dr. Gregor Blaha, Vinicius Canale, Jenny Mac, Pablo Martinez, Tiffany Baiocchi, Dr. Li Fan, and Dr. Jikui Song

Seminar Program

Biochemistry is a rapidly growing and changing discipline. In order to be informed of the latest developments in research, an active seminar program is maintained. Each week a recognized scholar presents the latest in research findings at the seminar. A schedule of current seminars is available.

Social Activities

 There are a number of social activities sponsored by the Graduate Program.

 Group photo

Shannon and Allan photo


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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Department Information

Department of Biochemistry
1463 Boyce Hall

Department Chair's Tel: (951) 827-3598
Fax: (951) 827-2364
Email: Biochem@ucr.edu

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